The prospect of an early end to the war were ever slimmer and the president of one Liberal
Association called for peace talks to try to bring the conflict to an end 'before our children are old people.'

The hardships suffered as a result of the war were many, not least because wages were rising more slowly than costs and whereas Belgian refugees had once been universally welcomed, unions were now concerned that some of them were taking jobs in mills that should have gone to local workers.

And there were signs that the little things of life were starting to irritate again, like tram fares and the mess created by a growing number of motor cars.

The links below will take you week-by-week through some of the stories that appeared in the Shipley Times & Express exactly 100 years before. The headlines given only contain a few of the leading stories.

There are usually three pages, two of which will generally cover events and life in the Shipley district with the other one telling some of the stories of the men at the front.

- Golf club captain warns reluctant recruits
- More travel-weary Belgian refugees arrive
- Fined for gambling on the train

- Prime Minister pays tribute to Shipley MP
- Liberal Association president urges peace talks
- Drinking offences increased in 1914

- Attitudes towards the military changing
- Upbeat view of horror experiences
- Heroic tales can't mask extent of casualties
- Passengers complain about fares & cold trams
- Recipe for perfect pancakes
- Shipley MP returned unapposed
- Volunteer Force comes in for criticism
- Unions object to refugees taking jobs
- Baildon refugees prepare fund-raising concert

- Ideas on building a successful peace from war
- Harry's dream of serving cut sadly short
- Landlords confused by new closing times

- Concern as food prices rise faster than wages
- Shipley Glen path repairs get priority
- Water main burst causes chaos in Frizinghall
- Conservatives take over Shipley Hall
- Council plan to demolish historic Manor House
- Shipley houses sold for less than £300
- Windhill soldier's 'living hell' at the front
- Volunteer Force open their new firing range
- Rain and cold hits troops - at home
- Few tears for Manor House
- Fire engine comes to rest on chicken coop
- Time to protect the public from the motor car
- Houses planned for Hirst Wood and Crag End
- Report on the health of Shipley children
- Schoolboys guilty of stealing coal
- Windhill Boer War hero killed in action
- 'Tommy' unimpressed by war reporting
- Poet's contempt for war profiteers

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